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damascus, mid-60s at the present time. we don't have anything to worry about at all. high pressure is in charge. that area of high pressure is getting a little bit closer to us. temperatures up close to 80 degrees. mid-80s tomorrow. for those of you that just assist on more summer, we have at least a couple more chances for 90-degree days before this week after labor day is done. >> still looks good all in all. >> we like it for now. >> thank you, chuck. >> all right. >> new today, a family in d.c. is facing a terrible loss this morning. an early morning fire burned their home. the two-alarm blazed happened on minnesota avenue northeast. derrick ward joins us live from northeast this morning with the latest. day, i understand the roof caved in because of the fire? >> reporter: indeed, it d. there was no one at home at the time and no one was injured. firefighters remain here as this fire on minnesota area just
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adjacent to the subway station. it happened almost five hours ago and just stopped smoldering. it was about 4:30 when it started to burn. neighbors were a wanged by faulty electrical service. lines burned and shorted out. neighbors tell us they came out and they were met by intense heat. firefighters soon arrived on the scedeñ and were immediately met with a challenge. >> we arrived on the scene and found heavy in all area of the home. the front porch collapsed. the units had to readjust and come from the rear and start attacking the fire. as you can see, heavy fire conditions throughout. at some point of the attack they had to go to an exterior attack, defensive mode.
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>> now, fire also spread to the house adjacent to that. it was pretty much contained to the roof area. the occupants were at home at the time. they got out safely. the red cross is assisting them now. this is one of the oldest houses on this block but has been refurbished. however, it does appear to be a total loss. there's no determination at this point what caused this fire. we're live in northeast. now back to you. >> derrick, you say that the neighbors said they heard something going on electrically before the fire happened? >> reporter: yeah. as the wires that service the house started burn, the electricity, everything started to short out. so lights were blinking. air conditions were going on and off. that brought people out to see what was going on. >> i guess it's a good thing the homeowners weren't home at the time. thanks, derrick.
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we have a crime alert for you now for residents and students who live near the university of maryland. early start morning a student was assaulted and robbed near hartford road and princeton avenue. four men knocked the student to the ground and took money from his wallet. now, this is the second such attack in the last week. last sunday, three staunts were robbed and one badly beaten while waiting for a campus bus. traffic alert for maryland drivers. a serious accident has traffic backed up on interstate 270. you're looking at the southbound side near the exit to 109 in montgomery county the two vehicles were involved in the crash. troopers had traffic get off at the exit so a medical chopper could land and take one person to the hospital. no word what caused this accident. take a nobody and wait. that will be the routine again
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today, sunday, for hundreds of virginia drivers trying to process their licenses. but at least the dmv is open. 14 virginia dmv offices will be open for business today from 1:00 to 5:00. a computer glitch late last month caused a backlog. 14 offices will also be open tomorrow between 8:00 and noon. you can see the full list at nbcwashington.com. give yourself extra time if you're riding metro's red line. the transit agency closed five stations so crews could work on the tracks. free shuttles can take you between the stations but the service could add an extra 40 minutes to your commute.
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we continue to follow a developing story out of new zealand this morning. a 7.1 magnitude earthquake ripped a new 11-foot-long fault line into the surface. it is a miracle no one was killed. only two people were injured. buildings have crumbled. the power and water supplies have now been restored. a state of emergency and curfew have been decleared amid concerns of falling debris. >> early indications are there was quite significant damage to private property but obviously it's right across the city. >> more than 60 aftershocks have been recorded since the earthquake hit. new zealand gets more than 14,000 a year but only 150 are actually felt by residents. it seems early voting in the
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district is bringing a strong turnout at many polling stations. it has been enhanced by the ability to register to vote right before residents cast their ballots. adrian fenty and vincent gray hit the pavement saturday to get support before voters went to the polls. she recently postponed her wedding. polls are closed today but will reopen tomorrow. polls in the state were open for a second day on saturday. voters came out early to five locations in montgomery, five in prince george's county and a dozen others across the state. polls will be closed today but will reopen labor day and will continue through next thursday. voting centers are open 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. mark the unofficial end of summer tonight, if you will,
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with a world renowned orchestra. the national symphony orchestra will hold its annual labor day capital concert on the west lawn tonight. festivities get under way at 8:00. and the concert will run until 10:00. if you already have plans, catch the dress rehearsal this afternoon at 3:30. both are open and free to the public. it's 9:07 and 69 degrees outside. the coast guard says there's more progress in the gulf oil crisis. we get a closer look at a key piece of evidence removed from the water. plus, the redskins cut several players. find out who made it and who didn't. we'll show you the roster later in sports.
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how do you hold accountable the loss of a life, the loss of a culture, the loss of a homeland? >> a group of protesters from the gulf coast addressing the camera and gathering outside the white house this weekend. the group demands the government and bp do more to clean up the gulf oil disaster. louisiana residents say it is damaging to the health and livly hood of millions. new light may be shed this best
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wind. the blowout preventer, huge stack of pipes and valves that fell on the gulf floor was hauled out of the water late last night. this machine of machinery could be key to understanding how the leak happened. >>reporter: fbi agents on hand which is expected to give investigators new insight into the disaster. >> i'm pleased to announce that with the new blowout preventer that this well does not institute a threat to the gulf of mexico at this point. >> reporter: a new blowout preventer was maneuvered into place on friday. bp hopes once tests are completed crews will be able to seal off the well for good. >> it will shift to ocean energy
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management. >> reporter: the leak was stopped mid-july, but the cleanup, of course, will continue for a long, long time. for those demanding to know what went wrong, new answers may be emerging from the depths of the louisiana gulf. >> a flight attendant's tirade on a jetblue flight were probably his last. steven slater no longer works for the airline. jetblue suspended him when he told off a passenger over loud speaker and slid down the emergency shoot with two beers in hand. authorities slapped him with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing charges. slater's lawyer said that a passenger's lack of civility prompted his client's behavior. lack of civility on one hand and lack of civility on the other. >> and now lack of employment on the other. >> that's even better said. >> well, labor day is just
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around the corner. and that's perfect time for everybody to think about work and how much they enjoy their job. and my job depends on what people like about what i have to say. >> that's not true. >> you would be surprised. if they don't like it, i hear about it. i'm very sure you will enjoy today's forecast and a look down the week. that's all coming up next. hmm, do i wear hats?
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one of the word's most revered humanitarians will be honored with her own postage stamp. it will be unveiled at a ceremony this afternoon at the national shrine of immaculate conception. she won the nobel peace prize in 1979 and was known around the world for her work with the sick and destitute. 96 degrees outside. we'll go up about 10 degrees today? >> a very pleasant afternoon. a few spots towards fredericksburg. low 80s for a brief time today. no matter what you want to do outside, today is going to be a fine outdoor weather day. if you're going to do any outdoor barbecuing or anything
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with an open flame, be extremely careful. everything has gotten tinder dry. be careful. the sun is up and shining brightly. it's not going to rain today. it's not going to rain tomorrow. that is a 100% guaranteed forecast for you. washington.our current made it down to 61 degrees at national airport this morning. that's our coolest morning since june 8th when we made it to 60 even. we have not been below 60 degrees since may 21st. tonight, going into tomorrow morning, may very well be our coolest stretch since the third week of may. 67 degrees at the naval academy in annapolis. frederick county, maryland, frederick itself towards 'em
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itsburg, 60s. martinsburg, 63. up and down the eastern seaboard, mild weather along the coast. out west to the mountains, and it has been a delightfully cool start. most of central and southern ohio down into the 40s this morning. and i do think we will see a pretty good number of locations here tomorrow morning down into the 40s. manassas, 40s this morning. a lot of spots out on the virginia piedmont, shenandoah valley down into the 40s tonight, into tomorrow morning. so almost chilly. it's about so hot all summer, nobody is going to complain about that. this big area of high pressure will not do anything to improve your doubt situation. dry air today, tonight,
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tomorrow. a bit of a warming trend our way. 90 degrees for tuesday. and i think wednesday will be the hottest day of the week, near 93. so for today, beautiful weather. enjoy it, everybody. 75 to 80 degrees for today. temperatures tomorrow under, again, a sparkling blue sky. upper 70s to low and mid-80s. if you're headed down to the beach, great beach weather today, tomorrow. all week long if you get away with spending the week at the beach. navy midshipman and terrapins tomorrow at 4:00. good weather. kickoff temperature 84. navy will be able to outscoot the terrapins. we'll know better after it is played. sunny, warmer and dry all the way through the middle of the week. rain shows up next saturday. >> how did you do on your predictions? >> so far i haven't missed in. the oklahoma/utah state game was a lot closer than it needed to be. >> the spread may be under question.
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i think it's a good idea. thank you, chuck. john pitches a gem for the nats and the college football season kicks off with big wins by local schools. hakim dermish has your local sports. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. your sports minute begins with the redskins. it was final cutdown day in the nfl yesterday. the redskins cut 21 players. here are some of the notables. running back willie parker. terrence austin. final cut day in the nfl. running back willie parker. no surprise he had 16 carries for 50 yards in three preseason games. so that means washington's three runningbacks are portis, johnson and williams who rushed for two touchdowns during the preseason. here's a look at other notable players redskins released yesterday. terrence austin will likely make the practice squad. offensive lineman reinhart was cut. henson, he injured his right knee in the final preseason game and also released rookie running back terrain. redskins traded try on to the colts.
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undisclosed draft pick. good news for the players who made the 53-man roster, including banks and receiver anthony armstrong, who had a very strong preseason. the eight-man practice squad will be announced later today. college football, let's get it started. opening weekend around the country. yesterday's season premier against richmond. and the debut of head coach mike london. london spent the last two season as richmond's head coach. now he's in charlottesville. london on the right talking to head coach littrell scott. he was wide receiver coach last year. honoring our third president, thomas jefferson. you know, he founded the university of virginia? perry jones leaping, bouncing off tacklers. pushed out of bounds. touchdown. cavaliers in front, 7-0. but the spiders would respond. squeaks through. he's gone. 70 yards to the end zone. game tied at seven.
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but the day belonged to herndon virginia native keith payne. giving the spider some pain. one of four touchdowns for payne. they win for the first time in five years. morgantown, west virginia taking on coastal carolina. another nickname for a rooster. opening kickoff for the second half. west virginia, 10-0. decides to run it out. wants to get some positive yardage. but this is not positive. fors the football loose. they're in business at the 20 yard line. smith to sanders. 17 yard score. mountaineers shut out coastal carolina.
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next up for west virginia in-state rival marshall. all right. let's go to happy valley. joe paterno in his 45th year at penn state hosting youngstown state.ñr penguins. fist quarter 3-0 nittany lions. connects with barnes. and dominique barnes getting out in front of everyone 80 yards for the the touchdown. youngstown state 7-3 just like that. wow. what is going on?ñi this is bolden starting at qb. first time he had a freshman under extra. second quarter, finds bracket over the middle for a 20-yard td. penn state back on top. that's bolden's first year td pass. pretty cool. opening kickoff of the second half. penguins kicking to chaz powell. with a name like chaz powell, you know he's going to make something happen. follows his blockers. hits the hole. see you later. a bun dance running on the play. that is impressive, folks.
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penn state rolls 44 to 14. maryland plays its season opener monday against navy in baltimore. yesterday maryland hired kevin anderson as new athletic director. he previously held the same job at army. taking baseball. national pitcher john landon was stellar in august only losing one game in august. last night the pittsburgh pirates. no score. cruising along here, pitching to jones. he tries to check his swing. no, sir. punches him out. pitches to alvarez. same result. see you. gave up one earned run. struck out a season high seven. riggleman serving the final game of the two-game suspension for
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his brawl against the marlins earlier in the week. bases loaded for pudge rodriguez. he delivers. drives one deep to right. off the wall. zimmerman scores. here comes morris rounding third. there's going to be a play at the plate. morris beats the throw. 3 for 5 with four rbis nationals defeat the pirates, 9-2. that's your morning sports. i'm hakim dermish. have a great day. it's 9:25 in the morning, and it is 69 degrees outside. bieber fever hits the recently today. it's already here. we'll show you how his visit to maryland is changing traffic as we speak. >> just in time for your labor day barbecue. we show you how to grill a
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a popular online site shuts down its adult services ads. we hear from local officials why they wanted this change. good morning, everyone. welcome to news 4 today. i'm kimberly suiters. itza sunday, september 5th, 2010. the news is just ahead. fifth, a quick check of the forecast with meteorologist chuck bell. not as hot today. >> that's true.
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yesterday we made it to 85 degrees. we will fall short of that today. beautiful day for outdoor activities of any kind. that's very good news for all the kiddos getting ready to get outside and enjoy the last of summertime out there. adults have a long weekend. temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70. satellite review. yeah, it's working. there's no clouds out there. plenty of sunshine. not quite as breezy. temperatures will climb into the upper 70s by lunchtime today. most of the afternoon hovering around the 80-degree mark. great weather for today. and good weather for your labor day celebrations tomorrow as well. be careful. >> looks just about perfect. >> i would agree. >> all right. thanks, chuck. new today, a family in d.c. is facing a terrible loss this morning. early morning fire destroyed their home. the two-alarm blaze happened along the 4900 block of minnesota avenue in northeast around 5:00 in the morning.
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part of the roof collapsed as flames rushed through the second floor and attic. the cause of the fire is still being investigated but firefighters believe a natural gas leak may be a factor. the home is a total loss. no one was in the home at the time of the fire and no injuries have been reported. we have a crime alert now for residents and students who live near the university of maryland. early start morning a student was assaulted and robbed near princeton avenue. four men knocked the student to the ground and took money from his wallet. last sunday three were robbed and one badly beaten while waiting for a campus bus. police are still looking for five men they believe are responsible for that attack and they're looking at the similarities between the two attacks. so far no comment from craigslist after it yanked it's adult section off its website.
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this moves after top prosecutors in 17 states, including virginia and maryland, asked the classified website to block it. darcy spencer has more on the change that many are applauding. >> reporter: when you go on craigslist, one feature is gone. where you used to be able to click on "adult services," it nis now gone. >> this is the right thing to do. this is not a gray area. what was happening was craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> reporter: they removed the section from the site two weeks after attorneys general demanded its removal. maryland attorney general doug ansler is among 17 top prosecutors who wanted craigslist to stop offering what he called an online brothel. >> there were literally women for sale. it was an online brothel going on. we told craigslist, you have to stop this. this is facilitating crime. >> reporter: in the metro area,
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there have been numerous police investigations of victims who met their attackers through the site. montgomery county firefighter was arrested after meeting when he thought was a 16-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover officer. d.c. police chief told news 4, i am glad to hear that this feature was removed. although there are many other places predators will look to prey on and exploit young victims, this takes at least one of them out of play. >> it's definitely a step in the right direction. >> reporter: deposit state attorney in prince george's county. >> most of our human trafficking cases or child exploitation cases involving motels and such stem from craigslist interaction. so we're very happy thief taken the positive steps. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4 today. >> the controversial craigslist
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ads are still available on the site outside the united states. a reminder for you about a major maintenance project on metro's red line. the transit agency closed five stations while crews work on the track. there will be no stops at glen mont, wheaton, forest glen, silver spring and tacoma. crews are making track repairs. metro is offering free shuttle service. you'll want to add 40 extra minutes to your trip. >> now, to the sunday hours, 14 dmv locations will be open on monday, labor day, as well. >> today 14 dmv stations will be open from 1:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon. monday, them be open 8:00 to 1:00. bieber fever is starting hours early in maryland this
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morning. ♪ it started out on youtube. now the teen pop star justin bieber is performing at the maryland state fair tonight at 7:00. the baltimore fans are already lined up to get wrist bands for the sold-out show. the maryland transit administration extended light rail hours. trains will run from 11:00 this morning is and from 8:00 p.m. until midnight. it's 9:34 right now and 70 degrees outside. you can give the gift of love. a 14-year-old girl is looking for a loving family. barbara harrison introduces us to her in wednesday's child. making pizza on the grill. my tricks of the trade are coming up. chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank.
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with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet?
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some teenagers spent their whole young lives in temporary foster care never having the sense of belong to go a real family of their own. this week's wednesday's child is a 14-year-old girl who is still
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anxiously hoping that an adoptive family will come forward and make sure one of their own. >> hi. >> hey. >> beautiful smile you have. >> thank you. >> i've really been looking forward to meeting you. la shawn's interest in dance led us to stars dance studio where we were greeted by director jolene. >> welcome to star studio. >> hi. >>hli shawn said she would like to take a hip-hop dance class. >> for how long have you been loving the art of hip-hop. >> a long time. since i was a little girl. >> that's great. miss dawn is your instructor for the day. >> hi. nice to meet you. >> la shawn said she has loved to dance since she was a little girl. since she was a little girl she's been moving from one home to another in the foster care system. >> she came to child and family
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services agency may of 1999. she has been with us since she was 3 years old. she's now 14. that's about 11 years. >> for most of those 11 years she's dreamed of dancing and dreamed of one day having a family that would love her. >> i've been waiting for a family all my life. >> what do you think you want to be when you grow up? >> i was thinking about being a singer or dancer. and actress. >> do you want to go to college? >> i want to get an education, my college degree. i want to do a good job. i want to try my best in everything. >> la shawn wants to belong to a family. >> i'm looking for a family who is very committed, someone who will not give up on la shawn. >> they want to keep me safe. >> at the end of the class, la
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shawn was presented with some surprises. >> i would like to present you with some of our gear here. and i would like to invite you back for an entire year's worth of hip-hop lessons. >> wow! >> one day she hopes she will get parents who love her. >> if you have room in your heart or your home for la shawn, call our adoption hotline. 888-2-adoptme. or logon to nbcwashington.com. i have a feeling she will find a family right there in the studio. what a sweetheart. 9:406789 sweetheart of a deal outside. >> yes, indeed. i can let you have that sunshine for only $39.95. >> i'll take it. >> i need the cash up front. a complete check of your
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a beautiful day with some beautiful music. sounds like a great day to mark the unofficial end of summer. the national symphony orchestra will hold its concert. if you have plans for the night already, you can catch the dress rehearsal this afternoon at 3:30. both are free and open to the public. tired of cooking steak, hamburger and hot dogs on the
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grill? just when you thought you have thrown everything on it, this labor day, try grilling pizza. liz crenshaw shows us the trick of the trade. >> we're here today with tony. welcome back. >> it's great to be back. >> tony has tricks of the trade for grilling pizza. where do we start? >> we'll start with the dough. start with fresh dough or premade like boboli. but the trick is to brush it with oil and place it top side down. oil it first and then place it on the grill top side down. next is to saute them first. >> why? >> pizzas cook so fast on the grill they don't have time to soften. >> got it. okay. our first pizza is an italian style white pizza. >> use pesto as your base. >> so we cover as much of the
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crust as we can with the pesto. >> right. >> so our next layer is fresh tomato. >> and the trick is to cut the tomato as thinly as possible. use fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. >> tony, you called this one your zesty pizza. >> yes. . and the trick is i'm using barbecue sauce for my base. >> and the layer of chicken. >> the trick is to use a precooked chicken. >> why is that? >> it cooks so fast it is not going to have time to cook on the grill. and top with sharp provolone. >> and on the grill. >> on the grill. >> wild mushroom pizza. >> and the trick is not to cook the mushrooms ahead of time. >> why not? >> they cook very quickly. it will be perfect when the pizza is done on the grill because they cook quickly. and add olives. >> which is good. what kind of cheese? >> sharp provolone. >> now it's time to cook them. >> the trick is hot grill and
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only the grates. >> oil it first. how long is that going to cook? >> five to eight minutes. >> okay. tony, how do we get it off of there? >> the trick is to use a cookie sheet, slide it under, and remove. and the final trick, i like a little bit of extra virgin olive oil on top of the pizza before you serve it. >> tony, thank you so much for teaching us how to grill pizza. mind if i taste? mmm. oh, this is really good. >> great. >> it's 9:46 right now. time to check in with chuck. if you're going to grill, it's a great day to do it in terms of sunshine and temperature. >> yes, indeed. >> but we're very dry out there. >> in addition to the heat, we haven't had an awful lot in the way of rainfall. august was dryer than average.
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here we haven't seen a drop yet, even though the month is only five days old. very dry conditions out there. with all the warmth and the sunshine, just be really careful if you do any outdoor burning. and keep a garden hose close by just in case. my dad learned the hard way. we do d not lose the house, i will say. we had a new barbecue pit the next summer. beautiful day out there. plenty of sunshine. temperatures have made it up to just that, 70 degrees here in washington. our dewpoints remain in the 40s. any time that number is below 60 it's comfortable. 44 for a dewpoint. that's no problem at all. humidity, only 39%. light northwesterly wind at 6 miles per hour. 70 in manassas warrenton. upper 40s early this morning. and i think tomorrow morning a lot more folks going to be starting off in the 40s and 50s.
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we have not been below 60 degrees here in washington since may 21st. tomorrow morning we have a good shot at getting down below 60 degrees. temperatures in the 50s still across much of the ohio valley, up into the great lakes. 70s up along the eastern seaboard. high pressure will keep us sunny, high and dry all day long today. no problems with the weather department. except for that little increasing chance of fire danger. be very careful for that. super dry air in place. it will stick around for most if not all the week. the air mass is so dry that the next weather front, which is due to come in late weapons, into early thursday, our atmosphere is so dry out ahead of it, by the time it gets here it won't have a drop of rainfall to work with. take our 30% chance of rain wednesday out and left in a few extra clouds as the front comes by. so your forecast for your sunday, beautiful weather.
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delightful. sun down at 7:32. 75 to 80 degrees. tomorrow, another day filled with sunshine and the sparkling blue sky. extremely dry. once again, temperatures upper 70s and low 80s. great weather down at the beaches, today, tomorrow and all week long. one of the big things going on tonight, there may be an awful lot of boise state fans here. i want virginia tech to win this gampt i'm mad about the fiesta game. but nonetheless. i'm pulling for virginia tech. i'll tell you, hokies fans, be careful. it is for real. if you turn your back. >> you will have to explain. a lot of hokies will be upset. >> i'm trying to inspire them. i'll going to go to the game. >> with secret service protection. >> i have a virginia tech sweatshirt that i will wear with
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pride tomorrow. >> you think they will lose by one. >> i'm afraid. >> thank you. 72 degrees outside. 9:50 right now. coming up, a preview of what's ahead on the sunday talk shows here on nbc 4. !%
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we have an update for you right now about a traffic alert we told you about earlier in this hour. let's take a live look.
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maryland state police reopened the southbound side of interstate 270 after an accident this morning. we don't have that live picture for you. we can tell you the troopers say two vehicles were involved in a crash. police stopped traffic to get off. no word what caused that accident. but, again, it has been cleared. we're just minutes away from kicking off sunday morning politics here on news 4. chris matthews show is next, followed by meet the press at 10:30. let's take a look at what they're working on this morning. >> good morning, washington. coming up at 10:00 on chris matthews show, labor day is the start of the fall campaign. democrats have little going for them after a year of stumbles on the white house. on the plus side, the president got health care done. but many believe his style is too weak for a desperate economy. today we look at how much the president himself is to blame for the democrats's troubles. plus, our panel draws up a list
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of gop candidates who definitely are running for president. some surprises there. joining me in a great roundtable as we get into all of this. for a look at what's coming up on meet the press, here's david gregory. david? >> thank you, chris. good morning, kimberly. it is labor day weekend and the official kickoff to this year's midterm campaign. can democrats do anything to improve the economy before november? what are the costs and benefits of america's wars abroad. republican senator lindsay gram back from afghanistan where he fulfilled his air force reserve duty. then the man behind barack obama's successful campaign for the white house. and roundtable previews the biggest race of the fall. it's all coming up on "meet the press". >> all right. before we go hopefully you have had your breakfast. we'll show you what joey chestnut did lately. take a look at this video. this was a chicken wing eating contest. as nuk notechuck notes, he's
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sponsored by pepto-bismol. where else? but buffalo, new york. he nearly beat them all. he ate three pounds of wings but only finished second place. >> well, you know, five pounds of chicken wings apparently not enough to win. >> apparently not. hey, bieber fever is starting hours early in maryland this morning. ♪ teen pop star justin bieber is performing tonight at the maryland state fair at 7:00. fans are lined up to get their wrist bands for the sold-out show. to accommodate the fair and concert crowd, light rail hours are extended. trains will run through 11:00 this morning and 8:00 to midnight. a gorgeous day to be outside. >> nice day. watch out. enter straight 83 towards hunt valley, that will be a traffic
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